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Churches challenged to trim the fat

Churches challenged to trim the fat

Healthy Lives of Baptist Health Care has created a Get Healthy Pensacola Church Challenge for local area churches. The church-based weight loss competition is to promote healthy eating habits and aid in maintaining a healthy lifestyle within our community. The winner of the competition will be [...]

Qatar ambassador donates $10K to ARC Gateway

Qatar ambassador donates $10K to ARC Gateway

Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al-Kuwari from Qatar was in town today to speak at the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. At the meeting, he announced a $10,000 gift from his country to ARC Gateway. "I was given a tour today of the baseball stadium and was told about a fundraiser last night for the [...]

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

The Gulf Breeze Chapter of the Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Group, a local support group for parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby, will host a candlelight memorial service on December 6 at 7 p.m. at Bay View Memorial Gardens on Scenic Highway in Pensacola, at the “Angel of Hope” [...]

Clear the Kennels this weekend

Clear the Kennels this weekend

The Escambia County Animal Shelter is hosting a Clear the Kennels Event hoping to find a home for every animal for the Holidays. Any coverage you can offer to help these animals will be greatly appreciated. Here's the information: Volunteers from SouthBARK Rescue are working with the [...]

Miracles do happen

Miracles do happen

I visited Duwayne this morning. He was sitting up, alert, laughing and ready to get going again. Except for the bandages around his head, you would not know that he had been through an eight-hour surgery yesterday. His eyesight, hearing and speech are fine. Amazing! It's still early in his [...]

Duwayne update: Surgery went well

Duwayne update: Surgery went well

At little before 6 p.m., Duwayne Escobedo came out of surgery. The tumor, the size of the tip of a small finger, was removed and the brain "shifted" immediately back into a better position. The surgeon was placed with how the brain reacted to the surgery. In ICU recovery, Duwayne demonstrated good [...]

Rising Star nominations sought

Rising Star nominations sought

We are looking for Rising Stars. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties and be younger than age 35 as of 12/31/14. He/she needs to be someone you believe is a rising star in their profession or the community. Please email - [...]

Pray for Duwayne

Pray for Duwayne

Our former editor Duwayne Escobedo (2001-08) is undergoing brain surgery this morning. Last Tuesday evening, Duwayne had a seizure. The MRI revealed a brain tumor that the doctors will be removing this morning. Please keep him in your prayers today. Over the weekend, Duwayne and I talked a lot [...]

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout the state this week. November 15 marked the [...]

Every County District has ALICE households

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

The University of West Florida’s chapter of Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness) is hosting the 5th Annual “Seeds of Hope” 5k Community Walk on Saturday, November 22, for International Survivors of Suicide Day in downtown Pensacola. The walk will begin and end at [...]

USO asks for help for Thanksgiving meal for local troops and their families

USO asks for help for Thanksgiving meal for local troops and their families

USO of Northwest Florida will be hosting the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Feast & Festivities at their Naval Air Station location from November 27-30. Donations of food and money for the USO Thanksgiving Feast and Festivities are now being accepted. The weekend kicks off on Thanksgiving Day with a [...]

City of Pensacola has most households struggling financially

City of Pensacola has most households struggling financially

Yesterday, I wrote about the ALICE report that was released last week by United Way of Florida. That work focused on the working poor, those who live above the federal poverty level but barely make ends meet. That report broke down the information by areas in the county. Forty percent of Pensacola [...]

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher Christmas Caravan, Dec. 5

St. Christopher’s Christmas Caravan is an historic holiday fundraising event. Last year’s event raised over $33,000 for various local charities. Caravan chair for 2014, Pat Fogg, is pleased to announce the three historic North Hill homes on the Home Tour. All will be decorated [...]

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